Shrimp Kisses with Feta Cheese Recipe -
Shrimp Kisses with Feta Cheese Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Shrimp Kisses with Feta Cheese

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"You can never go wrong with shrimp and bacon, but add a little feta and jalapeno and you will be getting kisses from everybody!"

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Original recipe makes 20 shrimp kisses Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-low heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Use a sharp paring knife to cut down the backs of the shrimp nearly all the way through, so you can spread apart the two halves. Open up the shrimp and lay them out onto your work surface. Spoon some crumbled feta cheese onto each shrimp, then top with slivers of jalapeno pepper. Close up the shrimp and wrap each with a strip of bacon; secure with a toothpick.
  3. Cook on the preheated grill until the bacon has begun to crisp and the shrimp is no longer translucent in the center, 10 to 15 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 17, 2009

I absolutely loved this recipe and so did everyone else I made it for! I was kind of worried that it would be too difficult or time consuming but not at all. I used peppered bacon too and would definately recommend it. Also, to cut back on time I used jarred jalepenos instead. Not too hot and a keeper in our home!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 20, 2011

These sounded great with all the great reviews, I had to make them. I used extra large shrimp, but it was still hard to fit the feta and pepper slivers in. Also, trying to wrap and skewer them was a difficult task. Took FOREVER to put them together. Grilled them, but shrimp were tough by the time the bacon was cooked. Edible, but would not say they were anything to brag about. I have no idea what I did wrong, but would never make them again. Too much work for the end result.

Feb 24, 2009

Wow! What a twist to a Texas favorite/ staple. This is the only way I will prepare bacon wrapped shrimp from now on.Thick sliced black peppered bacon is delish as well. You may have to scrape off some of the pepper to taste if it is too peppery.

Feb 23, 2011

These were wonderful. My husband quickly proclaimed these as "the only way I ever want to eat shrimp from now on." Since it was about 10 degrees with a windchill below zero on the day I made these, I opted to use my oven. I put them in at 350 for about 10 minutes to sweat the bacon, then finished them under the broiler to crisp the bacon and cook the shrimp through. I'll definitely be making these again. Next time I'll be putting more jalapeno in each one for a little more spice. That's so easy to vary with this recipe. Thanks for a keeper!

Jan 04, 2010

These were awesome. My husband and I made them for a winter party, so we skipped the grill and used the broiler. They were gobbled up in minutes. Can't wait to try them on the grill in the summer!

Jul 27, 2009

I will make these again, but with the following changes: Use large shrimp so that it does not over cook before bacon is done. Use regular slice bacon and slightly pre-cook in the microwave so you can still manipulate it around the shrimp. I used monterey jack with pepper cheese, and it melted all over the place and did not stay within shrimp and bacon - the feta did the same. So, right when I took it off the grill, I slid a chunk of cheese onto toothpick so that it sat on top of meat. These are as good cold as they are hot.

May 12, 2009

These were fun to prepare and made a phenomenal presentation on the plate. I used what I consider to be medium shrimp (26/30) and thought the jalepeno slivers, cheese, and bacon overwhelmed the shrimp flavor a bit - the shrimp also was overcooked by the time the bacon finished, so in the future I'll use larger shrimp. I also substituted pepperjack cheese slivers for the feta, as I wanted a meltier cheese that didn't crumble all over my grilltop, and will stick with that substitution in the future. Something I'd reach for to wow company with, on the grill or in the broiler - thanks for sharing!

May 13, 2009

Unbelievable - My friend made them for an appt. and for sure hit.


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  • Calories
  • 257 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 129 mg
  • 43%
  • Fat
  • 18.2 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 21.4 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 990 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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